Since 1902

The Ceramic Engineering Professional Fraternity


Missouri Chapter Web page Links:

Missouri Chapter of Keramos Homepage

Membership List/ Phone List



Other Links:

National Keramos Homepage

UMR ACerS/NICE Homepage

UMR Ceramic Engineering Homepage

UMR Homepage



Seminar Schedule

All Seminars are held in McNutt 204 at 3:30pm.

Refreshments are served at 3:25pm.

Open to all interested students, staff, and faculty.

The links under Abstract Information are to a PDF document containing
the speaker's bio and abstract information.

Winter 2004

Speaker, Affiliation
Abstract Information
Committee Contact
January 15
Dr. Richard Brow,
UMR - Cer Eng
Department Meeting
PDF Link
January 22
Dr. C. John Brannon,
Bingham McHale LLP

Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks
PDF Link

January 29
Dr. William Fahrenholtz,
UMR - Cer Eng
Processing & Characterization of ZrB2-Based Ultra-High Temp. Monolithic & Fibrous Monolithic Ceramics
PDF File
February 5
Dr. Kent Peaslee,
UMR - Met Eng
Ceramic Solutions to Steel Casting Problems
PDF File
Feb. 12
Xiao-Dong Zhou, UMR- Cer Eng Research on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells , Challenges and Opportunities for the Ceramic Scientists Zimmermann
Feb. 19
Dr. Thomas Mason,
Northwestern University
Defect Chemistry & Properties of Transparent Conducting Oxides
PDF Link
Feb. 26
No Seminar



March 4
Dr. Victor Greenhut,
Rutgers & NICE
Direct Ceramic Metal Joining: Strong Bonds
Word Link
March 11
No Seminar Spring Recess Spring Recess
March 18
Dr. Robert Schwartz, UMR - Cer Eng
March 25
Dr. Kai-tek Wan,
UMR - Mech. Eng.
Multi-scale Mechanical Modeling from a Single Cell to a Multi-cell Aggregate
PDF Link
April 1
No Seminar Spring Break Spring Break
April 8

Outstanding Alumni &
Honorary Keramos Member

Spring Banquet Presentations Zimmermann
April 15
Student Poster Session Preview for Annual Meeting Vanderspiegel
April 22
Dr. Dieter Wolf,
Argonne Nat. Lab.
Computer Simulation of Material Phenomena
April 29
Dr. Mehmet Sarikaya,
University of Washington
Molecular Biomimetics Approach to Materials Synthesis
Word Link
May 6
Senior Design Groups Senior Design Presentations Zimmermann

Fall 2003

Speaker, Affiliation
Abstract Information
August 28
Dr. Richard Brow,
UMR - Cer Eng

Department Meeting
PDF Link

Sept. 4
Bill Davis, UMR -
Cer Eng/Eng Mgt
Dr. Moore Memorial Seminar
Sept. 11
Lea-Ann Morton,

Taking Steps to Enhance Your Career!
PDF Link

Sept. 18
 Dr. Rajiv Mishra,
UMR - Met Eng
Sept. 25
Dr. Charles Lakeman,
TPL Inc.

Soft Lithography: Making the Business Case for New Technology
PDF Link

Oct. 2
No Seminar Student Council Free Day
Oct. 9
Albert Vanderspiegel,

Commissioning and Starting up of a Gypsum Plant
PDF Link

Oct. 16
Dr. Trudy Kriven,
U of Illinois
Structural Ceramics
Word Link
Oct. 23
Dr. Ajay Misra,
Ceramic Programs at NASA Glenn
Word Link
Oct. 30
Dr. Kathryn Logan,
ACerS President
 ACerS, Is There Something for Students?
PDF Link
Nov. 6
Dr. Lokeswarappa Dharani,
Fracture Mechanics of Monolithic & Laminated
Glass Under Impact & Blast Loading
PDF Link
Nov. 13
Royce Vessell,
Vessell Mineral Products

What Are You Going to Do With Your Life?
PDF Link

Nov. 20
Igor Kosacki,
Oak Ridge

Nanoscaled Oxides Thin Films For Energy Conversion
PDF Link

Nov. 27
No Seminar Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3
Ronald Loehman,
Glass-Metal, Ceramic-Metal Bonding
PDF Link
Dec. 11
Senior Design Groups Senior Design Presentations

Natalie Vanderspiegel ( and Jim Zimmermann ( are responsible for arranging all speakers. Please contact them if you are interested in speaking at UMR.

This web page was created by Natalie Vanderspiegel,